Read stories and improve your English!

Have fun while building your English vocabulary – with the learning app StoryPlanet. Read stories. Look up words. Practice only what’s relevant to you. Download the app for free now.

Available for iOS & Android.

Are you a teacher or a parent? We have a special StoryPlanet English page for educators.

Dive deep into English with StoryPlanet

StoryPlanet is an app for learners who have intermediate to advanced knowledge of English (B1/B2) and want to break through to the next level (C1 & beyond) – with entertaining stories in all genres.No advertising! No registration! Read for free! Get a free trial to test the advantages of the pro version.

How it works

StoryPlanet English app reading mode
Read stories

StoryPlanet English app look up words
Look up words*

StoryPlanet English app personal learning list
Make a list*

StoryPlanet English app get targeted exercises
Do exercises*

*Get the pro version for access to these features and our full library of content. Subscription to the pro version costs approx. €1.99/month or €12.99/year (price varies depending on country & exchange rate). First time users get a free trial.

Improve your English quickly – by focusing on what matters to you!

Dive into suspenseful stories & individualized learning.

Learning vocabulary is tedious. And usually not very efficient. Our app StoryPlanet solves the vocabulary dilemma!

The best way to build your vocabulary is by learning words in a relevant context. Our mini-stories in English provide just that: a relevant (and fun) context. And they’re short! Every story has 5 chapters. It will take you about 1 minute to read each chapter.

Get the pro version for the full learning experience. Choose between two affordably priced subscriptions at €1.99/month or €12.99/year (price may vary depending on where you live). Try it out with our free trial!

Free and pro version compared:

READ: Get a short chapter of a new mini-story from Monday to Friday every week. A push notification lets you know when a new chapter has arrived.

READ MORE: Besides a new story every week, access our full library, covering a wide variety of genres.
GET DEFINITIONS: You can click on any word in bold to get a definition in English.
LEARN: Save words you don’t know in your personal learning list and practice them in a series of quiz-like exercises.

What kind of stories are in the app?

The mini-stories in StoryPlanet are modern, quirky and full of personality. They have been written by experienced writers who are also avid readers and language learners (learn more about our authors). The stories are ultra-short and cover a wide range of genres – from love stories & science fiction to interesting facts & unusual anecdotes from day-to-day life. There’s literally something for everyone! All stories are also appropriate for young readers and people with different cultural backgrounds.

Read a sample story here, an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s “How the camel got his hump”.

Subscription Terms of Use

The price for the StoryPlanet English subscription varies depending on country, tax laws and exchange rate. If you reside in the Eurozone, the subscription currently costs around €1.99 per month. You may also choose our competitively priced annual subscription for €12.99 per year (almost 50% discount!).

When you subscribe, you unlock all the learning features of the app as well as a whole treasure trove of stories to learn with. Fresh content is added every day. You also support our continuing optimization of the app and development of exciting new features.

If you are a new subscriber, you get a free trial of one week (monthly subscription) or one whole month (annual subscription).

Please review the following terms & conditions that apply when purchasing a subscription:

  • After your free trial period, the first subscription fee will be applied to your iTunes/Google Play account (unless you cancel the subscription before the trial period is over).
  • Your subscription will automatically renew unless canceled before the next fee is due, i.e. one month/year after the day you purchased the subscription and so on (the same day every month).
  • You must cancel within 24 hours (Google 72 hours) before the renewal time, otherwise it will be extended for one more month.
  • You can cancel your subscription anytime in your iTunes/Google Play account settings.

Do you have an Apple device?
Learn how to manage your iOS subscriptions.

Do you have an Android device?
Learn how to manage your Google Play subscriptions.

Try it for free!

StoryPlanet is for


StoryPlanet helps you improve your English with stories and an embedded dictionary – making it easier to read and helping you to build vocabulary in the process. Just tap an unfamiliar word to get the definition. If you want to commit any word to memory, you can save it to your personal learning list and practice all your collected words in little quizzes. Reading is a great way to build your confidence in English.


Imagine your learners are excited about reading in English. With StoryPlanet, reading is no longer a chore because learners can simply click on words to get definitions. They can also build up a personal vocabulary list and get interactive exercises. No advertising, no collection of personal data. Have a look at our Teacher Area for tips on how StoryPlanet English can be used in the classroom.


StoryPlanet can be licensed by companies to help staff improve their English in their free time. It’s fun, effective and affordable. We can also integrate your own content in the app and publish it with your logo. Ask us about our white label solutions and volume pricing.

Are you learning German?

Is your English just fine, but you need help getting to the next level of German?
There’s also a version of our app with stories in German. Find out more about StoryPlanet Deutsch.

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